Starring: Ryan Gosling, Eva Mendes, Bradley Cooper
Luke (Gosling) is an itinerant fairground stunt-rider who quits his job to settle down and provide for the son he begat with a waitress. Trouble is, this involves robbing banks.
The structure and cinematography of director Derek Cianfrance’s hard-hitting film pushes it towards greatness.
Star Trek Into Darkness (12A)
Starring: Zachary Quinto, Benedict Cumberbatch, Chris Pine and Simon Pegg
This latest sequel by director JJ Abrams sees Captain Kirk steering his crew into the uncharted territory of deep space.
Chris Pine plays a perfectly serviceable Kirk, but the real stars are his supporting cast — particularly Quinto as the half-Vulcan Spock and Cumberbatch as a dastardly English villain.
The Great Gatsby (12A)
Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan and Joel Edgerton
DiCaprio teams up with Aussie director Baz Luhrmann again for this hotly-anticipated third shot at making a decent film out of F Scott Fitzgerald’s great American novel set in New York’s Roaring Twenties.
The jury is out on whether this enormous-budget movie does justice to the story, but Carey Mulligan is tipped as the heroine who saves the hour.
Voices of: Colin Farrell, Josh Hutcherson, Beyoncé Knowles
Alarmed when her father fails to return from a woodland walk, Mary goes looking for him, only to be shrunk to the size of an insect after catching a falling leaf that glows mysteriously.
The parallels for our own ecologically threatened planet are well drawn in Wedge’s boisterously entertaining film, which certainly lives up to its title.
Luciano is a charming fishmonger whose unexpected and sudden obsession with being a contestant on a reality show leads him down a rabbit hole of skewed perceptions and paranoia. Italian with subtitles.
As a movie about the Italian version of TV show Big Brother (now in its 12th season in Italy) this cannot fail to be a sad story, but there are nevertheless some great performances.